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The RUNX transcription factors are important regulators of linage-specific gene expression in major developmental pathways. Recently, we demonstrated that Runx3 is highly expressed in developing cranial and dorsal root ganglia (DRGs). Here we report that within the DRGs, Runx3 is specifically expressed in a subset of neurons, the tyrosine kinase receptor C(More)
The Runx3 transcription factor regulates cell fate decisions during embryonic development and in adults. It was previously reported that Runx3 is strongly expressed in embryonic and adult gastrointestinal tract (GIT) epithelium (Ep) and that its loss causes gastric cancer. More than 280 publications have based their research on these findings and concluded(More)
There is considerable evidence that the endocannabinoid (endogenous cannabinoid) system plays a significant role in appetitive drive and associated behaviours. It is therefore reasonable to hypothesize that the attenuation of the activity of this system would have therapeutic benefit in treating disorders that might have a component of excess appetitive(More)
The RUNX transcription factors are key regulators of lineage specific gene expression in developmental pathways. The mammalian RUNX genes arose early in evolution and maintained extensive structural similarities. Sequence analysis suggested that RUNX3 is the most ancient of the three mammalian genes, consistent with its role in neurogenesis of the(More)
The Runx3 transcription factor is essential for development and diversification of the dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) TrkC sensory neurons. In Runx3-deficient mice, developing TrkC neurons fail to extend central and peripheral afferents, leading to cell death and disruption of the stretch reflex circuit, resulting in severe limb ataxia. Despite its central(More)
A hybrid plasmid was constructed containing beta-lactamase gene of plasmid pBR322 and cloned coding sequences of bovine growth hormone (BGH). The constructed plasmid contains all DNA sequences required to encode BGH, and when used as a hybridization probe it detects one growth hormone gene in the bovine genome. The cloned DNA sequences are inserted into the(More)
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